Wimpy’s grandson, Tyler, batted .508

Tyler Zombro, grandson of Charles Town High graduate Wimpy Zombro, batted .508 in 2012.

HARRISONBURG, Va.— Robert E. Lee High school pitcher/infielder Tyler Zombro completed his junior baseball season with the Fighting Leemen with a .508 batting average and a 4-2 pitching record.

Tyler Zombro is the grandson of Melvin “Wimpy” Zombro, a 1948 graduate of Charles Town High School. The 1948 Charles Town baseball team reached the state championship game in West Virginia’s one-classification system before falling to Williamson in the title game. Wimpy Zombro played many years with the Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 adult baseball team in Charles Town.

Tyler Zombro’s final game on the mound for Lee saw him pitch a complete-game two-hitter as the Fighting Leemen defeated Harrisonburg, 3-1. He struck out 12 and didn’t walk a batter. Lee was able to snap a nine-game losing skid.

Zombro lowered his ERA to 1.33 while hiking his seasonal strikeout total to 52. He walked only 10 in the 2012 season.

Lee High had a 6-11 overall record after Zombro’s victory over its city rival.

In the win over the Blue Streaks, Zombro was 2-for-4 and had an RBI double.

The first Michael Jordan Nissan “Dirty Thirty” Futures All-Star game has selected Zombro to play in the June 26 game at The Durham (NC) Athletic Park, home of the Durham Bulls minor league team.

Tyler will join travel teams this summer.

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